I'm very pleased to announce that I'm giving an ACRL webcast on "Podcasting for Libraries." It's June 2, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern.
Podcasting is like an Internet radio show, or a blog with audio. It uses the power of RSS syndication to automatically deliver new episodes to listeners. There are millions of podcasts available, covering nearly any topic imaginable. Any library can produce a podcast using free software and inexpensive hardware. If you can post to a blog and talk into a microphone, you can create a podcast. How can your library use podcasting as a tool for teaching, promotion, outreach and programming?
This session will explore:
• What a podcast is and isn't
• How RSS makes a podcast work
• Free and cheap hardware and software for podcasting
• Recording and production
• Publishing and sustaining a podcast
• How libraries can use podcasting
• Finding the right voice to reach your audience
Registration isn't open yet, but I'm checking with ACRL to find out what "soon" means. I'll post again (and update this post) when you can actually register.
Registration is now open. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
I'm excited, and a little intimidated, by the opportunity to give an ACRL presentation. I think and hope it'll be interesting and fun for all parties concerned.